TITLE

Photoinduced resistivity changes in Bi0.4Ca0.6MnO3 thin films

AUTHOR(S)
Smolyaninova, V. N.; Rajeswari, M.; Kennedy, R.; Overby, M.; Lofland, S. E.; Chen, L. Z.; Greene, R. L.
PUB. DATE
February 2005
SOURCE
Applied Physics Letters;2/14/2005, Vol. 86 Issue 7, p071922
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
We report charge-ordered Bi0.4Ca0.6MnO3 thin films with charge-ordering temperature near room temperature, and observation of large photoinduced resistivity changes in these films associated with melting of the charge ordering by visible light. Films grown under small compressive strain exhibit the largest photoinduced resistivity changes. The lifetime of the photoinduced low-resistance state is on the order of half a minute. These photoinduced resistivity changes in thin films of Bi0.4Ca0.6MnO3 make them very promising for photonic device application.
ACCESSION #
16581212

 

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